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The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success: Surviving and Thriving in the College Classroom

The Adjunct Professor's Guide to Success: Surviving and Thriving in the College Classroom
Author: Richard E. Lyons - Marcella L. Kysilka - George E.
ISBN 13: 9780205287741
ISBN 10: 205287743
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1998-12-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 202
List Price: $60.99

In recent years, colleges and universities have markedly increased their employment of adjunct professors. Unfortunately, many adjunct professors enter the classroom with little or no training in teaching and classroom management techniques and suffer frustrations which are painful to both themselves and their institutions! This book provides the guidance and addresses the issues imperative to the adjunct professor.

Each chapter addresses classroom survival issues with appropriate context and bulleted lists of "Do's and Don'ts." The perspective of "Through the Adjunct's Eyes," near the end of each chapter, shares common classroom successes and challenges. "Tips for Thriving," a bulleted review of key points and suggested additional readings, concludes each chapter. The book concludes with chapters on self-evaluation and techniques for building a part-time career in academe.

Anyone who is interested in how to begin their approach to teaching.


A general guide for new teachers containing basic teaching information offered in methods classes. Addresses such issues as class planning and management; teaching methodology and learning styles; developing, administering and analyzing exams; and general information on beginning as an adjunct. The title is somewhat misleading because this book does not include issues specific to adjunct faculty such as union concerns, lack of benefits, doing free work, teaching assignment difficulties, load limits, and the overwhelming odds against obtaining full-time positions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.